Christmas Tiramisu is a delightful twist on the classic Italian dessert, infused with holiday flavors like peppermint and cocoa. This recipe serves 8-10 people and takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Make sure to refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.



For the Cream Mixture:

- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps (or peppermint extract for a non-alcoholic version)
- 1/2 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candies


For the Coffee Soaking Mixture:

- 1 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee, cooled
- 3 tablespoons coffee liqueur (optional)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


For Assembling:

- 1 package of ladyfingers (about 24-30)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Extra crushed candy canes for garnish
- Red and green sprinkles (optional)


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mascarpone cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and peppermint schnapps. Use an electric mixer to beat until smooth and creamy. Set aside.


2. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.


3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well combined. Be careful not to overmix.


4. In a shallow dish, combine the brewed coffee, coffee liqueur (if using), cocoa powder, and granulated sugar. Mix until well combined.


5. Quickly dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture, ensuring they are soaked but not soggy. Arrange a layer of soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9x13-inch trifle dish or a similar serving dish.


6. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.


7. Sprinkle half of the crushed candy canes over the mascarpone layer.


8. Repeat the layers, starting with another layer of soaked ladyfingers and finishing with the remaining mascarpone mixture.


9. Dust the top with cocoa powder, and sprinkle with extra crushed candy canes and holiday sprinkles for a festive touch.


10. Cover the Christmas Tiramisu with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.


11. Just before serving, garnish with additional crushed candy canes and a light dusting of cocoa powder.


12. Serve chilled and enjoy your delightful Christmas Tiramisu!


This festive dessert is sure to be a hit at your holiday gatherings, combining the beloved flavors of tiramisu with the cheer of the Christmas season.